Cathay unveils new business class cabin

Cathay yesterday unveiled its new business class seat, to be offered on the airline’s long-haul A330 and 777-300ER flights (those flying between Hong Kong and Sydney will be the first to try it out from March 2011). The new seat, which reclines into a lie-flat bed, is wider and longer than Cathay’s current business class seats.

CX_service_1_3000w (Custom).JPGThe new seats come with storage space at the side, a vanity mirror, a shoe locker and a water bottle holder. Seats in the centre are angled towards each other and have a shared cocktail table in the middle, perfect for those travelling with a companion, says Cathay.

CX_service3_3000w (Custom).JPGAnd for those hoping to get some work done at 35,000ft, the new seats come with USB ports and power outlets to charge Blackberries and iPods. Passengers can also view content from their iPods through the in-flight entertainment system, which my colleague Mary Kirby aka Runway_Girl talks more about here.

Besides the new seats, Cathay’s refurbished business class cabin comes with artwork on the interiors by Hong Kong artist Maria Lobo as well as new bedding and dining ware.

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2 Responses to Cathay unveils new business class cabin

  1. PDX Daydreamer 8 December, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Looking at the photos, I believe this is very similar to US Airways Envoy Suites.

    http://www.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/intheair/envoyfirst/envoysuite.html?c=glam_00728&re=1&re=1

  2. Charter A Jet 23 December, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    Great cabin, flew with cathay pacific in first class recently and their service was fantastic, this will only enhance the experience further!!

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